1:03:33 | Nov 19th, 2017
Tim and I discuss some of the thinking around his new book WTF - What’s The Future and Why It’s Up To Us. We talk in particular about our world of runaway objective functions, and the role human agency must play to manage to a future we want vs. one...Show More
21:20 | Oct 30th, 2017
Kortina and I discuss how much of modern life is about lines. As consumers we wait on line for restaurants, takeoff windows, and countless other experiences. As producers many of us - not just ER doctors - spend a good percentage of our 'working'...Show More
49:30 | Oct 15th, 2017
Blake joins to discuss the human side of technology - growth mindset, failure, and success. How do the people who build technology, and the ways they collaborate on teams, and the culture of tech companies define the products that come out?
32:50 | Oct 8th, 2017
Erik and I discuss the ins-and-outs of Homo Deus, which has become extremely popular in Silicon Valley. What is the thesis? What is the appeal? What makes sense and what is a stretch?
40:47 | Oct 1st, 2017
Zach Smith joins for a Modest Conversation on the making of the Tree of Ténéré at Burning Man. Where the project came from, trials and travails of getting it done, and thoughts on doing large scale art projects at Burning Man
32:50 | Aug 6th, 2017
Alexia and I discuss the last week in Crypto and Bitcoin Cash. What does it look like when there is a pattern for faster innovation without 'consensus' in the cyrpto world? How does it change the power and importance of exchanges?
38:23 | Jul 23rd, 2017
Raylene currently leads the applications team at Stripe, and formerly was an engineering manager at Facebook. She joins me to discuss building platforms from a product and engineering perspective.
23:31 | Jul 16th, 2017
Samantha joins as a representative of the Silicon Valley entering class of 2017 having just graduated from Columbia CS and moving on to Facebook engineering. talks about her projects and what interests her at the intersection of tech and the broade...Show More
21:15 | May 29th, 2017
For this holiday weekend Tod Francis shares some of the research he has done on how you build meaningful relationships with children and other important people in your life.
30:25 | May 21st, 2017
Daniel and I discuss the new YC AI vertical and how he is trying to empower startups with the AI advantages that big companies usually have unto themselves
42:02 | May 14th, 2017
Amanda and I pace out what a morning routine might look like in +10 and +30 years in the future. What will be the same about morning routines and what will technology change?
15:45 | May 7th, 2017
28:40 | Apr 30th, 2017
Leila, the founder of Samasource and LXMI joins to talk about entrepreneurial resilience and how to avoid ‘punk-ing out’. We talk about emotional stability, balance, and the lack thereof. When to stay the course vs. swerve.
27:17 | Apr 23rd, 2017
Brad Hargreaves, the founder of Common and co-founder of General Assembly joins to discuss Real Estate. We focus on topics like Millennial ‘Poverty’, how the death of retail is changing real-estate financing, and - of course - self-driving technolog...Show More
14:30 | Apr 16th, 2017
Eric Antonow - Founder of Public Meditation (https://www.facebook.com/pubmeditation) joins to discuss why meditation is either the next Yoga or Toothbrush or both.
25:53 | Mar 26th, 2017
Justin Shaffer of Hot-potato, Facebook, and Now Public Studio joins to discuss online and offline communities... and how our world of ever-present communication and access changes how people traverse and move in and out of their personal 'bubbles'
15:09 | Mar 18th, 2017
Andrew Kortina, my Fin co-founder and former founder of Venmo joins me to discuss some ideas around corporate responsibility, benefits, and the role technology companies play across political-social-and economic worlds in a world of declining civic a...Show More